• None of the last 16 league meetings between Athletic and Atletico have ended level, with the Basque side winning six and the side from Madrid winning 10.
  • The side from Bilbao have won their last two home league meetings with Atleti by the same scoreline: 3-0.
  • Athletic are unbeaten in three league meetings with sides from Madrid (W2 D1); they have not gone four in a row without defeat since April 2003 (five).
  • Ernesto Valverde’s side have lost just one of their last 12 league games (W6 D5); their first ever home defeat in the new San Mames (1-2 v Espanyol).
  • Atleti have won their last four league games without conceding, with Diego Costa scoring in the last three.
  • The Lions have lost two of their four league games without Ander Herrera this season (W2).
  • If he doesn’t concede at the San Mames, Courtois will become the first keeper to keep five consecutive clean sheets in La Liga this season.
  • Athletic have earned a league-high 21 points from losing positions this term.
  • Aritz Aduriz has scored a league goal against Atleti for both Mallorca (two goals) and Valencia (one) but has never done so for Athletic (though he did score against them in the cup this season).